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Go4Launch
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posted 06-21-2011 11:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Go4Launch   Click Here to Email Go4Launch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Boeing released stickers and other items depicting "license plates" for the three Apollo lunar roving vehicles; yet photos don't seem to show any license plates on the vehicles themselves. So was the concept of an actual plate just fantasy on Boeing's part?

Cozmosis22
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posted 06-26-2011 06:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cozmosis22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Am guessing that those "license plates" were just for fun and never intended to go to the moon.

SkyMan1958
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posted 06-26-2011 08:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dave Scott took ~ 15 of them with him to the Moon. He carried them with him at all times that he was on the lunar surface.

FullThrottle
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posted 06-28-2011 08:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FullThrottle   Click Here to Email FullThrottle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What does a lunar rover license plate look like?! All these years and I never knew or realized it actually had a license plate! Was it also made by prisoners?

Rusty B
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posted 06-28-2011 01:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rusty B   Click Here to Email Rusty B     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A personalized plate?

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ilbasso
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posted 06-28-2011 03:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilbasso   Click Here to Email ilbasso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This was a souvenir reproduction that Boeing distributed back in 1971.

The small print at the bottom reads, "Replica of the Apollo 15 License Plate for the First Manned Lunar Roving Vehicle."

lspooz
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posted 11-20-2012 10:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay, I've followed the RR Auction for one of Dave Scott's original 15 lunar rover license plates but with more than a week left the next bid is over $7200... Not bad for a flown/EVA artifact.

While I'd love to win this, with the cost approaching a significant fraction of the cost of my own electric vehicle (LEAF) I'll probably have to pass.

My question is: have any of these 15 been sold before? Any others out there [perhaps I should post as WTB]? Or should I contact Dave Scott directly?

SkyMan1958
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posted 11-20-2012 11:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a link to when, and for how much, various of these have gone for...

lspooz
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posted 11-21-2012 07:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the link - that actually makes me feel better since the plate will sell for a price SO FAR out of my reach [rather than just barely out-of-budget] that it won't be so tantalizing!

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